Trauma-Informed Care: Providing Support to Children in Foster Care
Children in foster care often come from backgrounds of trauma and adversity, which can have long-lasting effects on their mental health and well-being. That is why it is critical to provide trauma-informed care to these children, ensuring that their needs are met with compassion, empathy, and understanding. At Anthony's Villa, we are committed to providing trauma-informed care to the children in our care.
Trauma-informed care is a way of providing care that takes into account the impact of trauma on a child's life. It recognizes that trauma can affect a child's physical, emotional, and cognitive development, and that these effects can be long-lasting. Trauma-informed care is based on six principles: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment, and cultural sensitivity (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014).